Do Women Actually Mind If Their Diamond Is Lab Grown?

19/03/2021

You’ve found your match, but you can’t decide between a mined diamond or a lab grown diamond to propose with. And lately, there has been so much talk about the quality of lab grown diamonds lately. It makes you wonder if that’s the right choice for your significant other. And which one would be the ‘better’ diamond?

It’s understandable that you only want the best for her – and that includes knowing her opinions on the engagement ring you’re getting. But do women really prefer traditionally mined diamonds? Would your partner be disappointed in receiving a lab-grown diamond? To help clue you in, here’s what she would think.

1. She sees the significance of your ring 

When you propose to her, you’re giving your partner more than diamonds on a band. What she sees is the desire and commitment in spending the rest of your lives together. So, it’s not just about the origin; the ring represents your love and sincere intentions to be life partners!

If you’re worried about the size or the cost of the diamond, there is no competition for ‘the bigger, the better’. One thing is for sure – she will know the significance of the ring, and that quality is far more valuable and precious than the price tag or the number of carats the diamond has.

2. She knows a lab grown diamond is still a diamond 

Most people have the misconception that lab grown diamonds are similar to other diamond simulants. This couldn’t be any further from the truth: today’s state-of-the-art technology has allowed labs to replicate the Earth’s natural heat and pressure conditions that crystallises carbon seeds into diamonds.

In addition, lab grown diamonds follow the same grading as mined diamonds (4Cs: Cut, Carat, Clarity, Colour) which ascertains its quality. On the other hand, simulants like cubic zirconia or moissanite are made with different materials to resemble a diamond’s appearance, but may lack the same sparkle and brilliance.

All in all, lab grown diamonds possess the same chemical, physical and optimal structures of any mined diamond. They are as real as a diamond can get!

3. She’s assured that it’s environmentally-friendly 

In fact, if your significant other is more conscious about saving the environment, she would be pleased to know that lab grown diamonds are environmentally-friendly. As compared to a traditional diamond that is mined from the ground, diamonds that are grown in the lab consume lesser energy and resources.

You will not only impress her with your environmentally responsible choice, but she will also appreciate knowing that her diamond ring aligns with her green, eco-friendly lifestyle.

4. She understands it’s more affordable 

Your partner will realise the practical reasons that come with a lab grown diamonds. For the same price as mined diamonds, you can actually get a bigger carat weight which offers more brilliance and fire. It’s a win-win!

With a more affordable option, you can dodge an expensive diamond ring price and save more for your wedding or the start of your marriage. Use the savings for your future travel plans when the pandemic eases. Or better yet, this money can be added to your renovation fund to build your dream home together!

Final thoughts

At the end of the day, it’s not about the origin of the diamond, how much you’ve paid or the size of the gem. The diamond you choose is an embodiment of your eternal love for her and the promises you intend to keep – which matters more than anything else.

At SK Jewellery, we offer a range of engagement rings and wedding bands in Singapore to celebrate your happiest milestones in life. Explore our Star Carat lab grown diamonds collection and get her the sparkling gem she deserves. Book an appointment to visit our physical showrooms and let our jewellery consultants help you pick out the best diamond for her!